The solar panel plays a vital role in the provision of energy at a reduced cost compared to other sources of electrical energy such as the generator. The panels convert solar energy to electrical energy for storage in batteries. However, a clear knowledge of solar panel installation is required in order to achieve maximum output in terms of energy output. Solar panel installation is not a complicated procedure if the system is a basic and simple one, like kits.

Equipment and Tool Preparations

First and foremost ensure that all the necessary tools and materials are available on site before commencing with the solar panel installation. A few tools include screw drivers and wire strippers and the materials include PVC frames for mounting the panels, mounting screws for the panels and the frame, wire connectors, alligator battery clips, inverter and a voltmeter to measure currents as needed. Solar panel installation may not be successfully done if any of these will not be provided or materialized.

Location Analysis

The location for the solar panel installation should be a level ground where sunlight reaches on a daily basis and for many hours of the day. Grass open fields are usually ideal although rooftops are also convenient for the installation. Some installers will perform pre-instalment procedures to evaluate the areas’ capacity to fully support efficient solar panels system performance. This primary step of the solar panel installation will guarantee maximum functionality of the solar power system.

Solar Panel Installation Proper

Mounting and securing rafters for the solar panels installation are the first steps in beginning the installation. The solar panels are then mounted onto the frame using the mounting screws and also tightened. The frame should be adjusted to an angle of not less than 10º ideally from specific horizontal latitude. Installing at more of an angle will cause less dirt to accumulate on the solar panels which is beneficial to the panels’ lifespan and performance.

Testing and Dry-Run

Once the panels are mounted on the frame, they are tested using a meter which is set at a DC voltage range. Usually, installers do the testing prior to mounting so as to avoid doubling the work of bringing it down again to fix it if there are errors, and mount them back for the second time. Also, safety should be ensured in this step since solar arrays produce currents harmful to human contact.

Solar panel installation requires a clear following of the steps since every step is vital in the performance of the same. In solar panel installation, safety should be taken in all steps since you are dealing with currents. Most companies prepare waivers for their team of installers and as a client, this must be studied carefully to avoid future mishaps in case of emergencies or in the event that accidents were to happen.

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